Thank you for your interest in Talking Bodies 2017.
The fourth biennial, international, interdisciplinary TALKING BODIES conference will be held in Chester (UK), spring 2019.
Scholars, practitioners, researchers and postgraduate students from a wide range of disciplines (art, performance, art history, social history, and history of science, medical humanities, literary criticism, theology, (eco)feminism, political theory, medicine, jurisprudence, and more) will be speaking on questions including (but absolutely not limited to):
Where do gender and ideology intersect on the site of ‘the body’?
How do visual artists represent the complexities of the embodied self? Or, how can writers, performers, or musicians do so?
How does the idea of the ‘taboo’ impact on self-perception? How do writers and artists articulate that taboo?
How is sexual identity articulated by and in the body?
What happens when the ‘talking body’ conflicts with the ‘talking mind’?
How do (consensual or non-consensual) body modifications silence the body, or ‘allow’ it to ‘talk’?
What relationships do erotica, porn and the ‘obscene’ have with the embodied self?
How does representation of the body facilitate political activism?
Is language ever sufficient in talking about bodies?
In addition to the conference presentations, there will be a ‘Marketplace’ with book and craft stalls; our legendary feminist pub quiz; a vegetarian conference banquet; and much more!
The deadline for the submission of abstracts has now passed.
CONFERENCE ORGANISER: Emma Rees, Institute of Gender Studies
email: firstname.lastname@example.org (Queries about the conference should also be directed to this email address. Please note that there are NO funds available to subsidise any delegates’ costs.)